A motorcyclist and
his passenger died on Sunday in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection
of Ind. 130 and Froberg Road in Center Township, Porter County Coroner Chuck
Harris is reporting.
the victims as motorcyclist Nicholas Branham, 36, of Valparaiso; and his
passenger, Jaclyn Nauracy, 26, of Schererville.
Harris, shortly before 4 p.m. Branham was eastbound on Ind. 130 when he laid
his Harley-Davidson Road Glide down to avoid colliding with a Cadillac
Escalade whose driver was southbound on Froberg Road and proceeding into the
blunt force injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, Harris said.
Branham was transported to Porter Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced
dead at 4:33 p.m.
The driver of the
Escalade--whose name Harris didnít release--escaped injuries.
The results of a
routine toxicology screen on Branham are pending, Harris added.